Cash prize writing competition with a potential trip to France

The First Pages Prize is for emerging writers and winners will receive a cash prize, as well as some developmental editing to complete their projects. The top two winners could even win a trip to France!

According to the media release: 

Open worldwide, the competition is for writers who are currently un-agented, whether previously published or unpublished. Entries must be unpublished, original and written in English.

The judge for the 2020 prize is Sebastian Faulks, the award-winning author. 

This award has been around since 2018 and according to their website, their mission is “to encourage and support emerging writers”. 

The winner of the prize in 2018 was Adam McCulloch and according to the prize website, this is what he had to say about winning the prize: 

“Winning the First Pages Prize is honestly the most exciting thing that has happened in my writing career. I entered the competition hoping for a small amount of feedback and never really thought I would win both The de Groot Foundation prize and 25 pages of development notes. I’m truly blown away. I feel like an imposter, of course, which I think is a common reaction for all writers.”

The 2020 prize opens on 1 January 2020.

Entries close 2 February 2020. 

To find out more and to enter, visit the First Pages Prize website.


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